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Foot and mouth disease outbreak reported in Nakasongola

Nakasongola,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |Nakasongola district has registered a fresh outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease weeks after the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries lifted the quarantine in the area. The fresh outbreak has been reported in five farms located at Butiiti village in Nabiswera Sub County. …

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Lira regional hospital gets 10 ICU beds

Lira,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lira Regional Referral Hospital has received 10 ICU beds from the Ministry of Health. Two other beds were also given to Lira University Hospital.   Each of the ICU beds has a ventilator to aid breathing for patients and oxygen supply systems, among other specialised systems. …

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Africa declared free of wild poliovirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa has been declared free of wild poliovirus, four years since a case was last reported on the continent. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The last case of wild poliovirus …

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Exercises relieve symptoms of mental disorder: Researchers

Beijing, China | XINHUA | Researchers have proved that mind-body exercises can effectively improve the typical clinical symptoms of schizophrenia patients, according to a recent research article published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. Drug therapy alone is effective in treating the first acute phase of schizophrenia, but is less …

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